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The Spanish Wild

  The sad truth for many a bride is that the big day just doesn’t live up to their expectations.  This was true for photographer Alicia Rius.  However, in a happy turn of events she was given a second chance to recreate her wedding day.  Alicia gives us insight into her vision: I am a Spanish photographer living in California.  Last year I got married in the city council of San Francisco, far away from my family and friends in Spain.  The wedding had absolutely nothing to do with what I envisioned for myself, but due to the circumstances I …

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Snow White Bride

  High school sweethearts Kyle and Shari just celebrated their five year wedding anniversary.  To commemorate the occasion, they decided to have portraits done in a fairytale style.  Photographer Maura Jane explains the special photo session: A hopeless romantic at heart, Shari loves any story about true love, her favorite being Snow White.  Knowing this, I suggested we do a mini vow renewal inspired by the tale.  Incorporating trends, we created a whimsical story of Shari and Kyle’s own personal fairytale.  Shari donned a backless Allure gown and carried a bouquet inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala.  The …

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Swedish Pastel

  Believe it or not, the whole stylized wedding was (for a long time) an exclusively American thing.  That’s right, most international couples used to just get married in understated and simple style.  Unsurprisingly, the American trend slowly caught on and now has travelled the globe with escort cards and coordinated color palettes.  And I’ve got a little news for you, my fellow compatriots… it seems as if the international couples are outdoing us!  Gasp! Don’t worry, there’s no need to start a global incident over tulle and floral arrangements because I have the perfect solution.  I propose an International …

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Always be a Unicorn

In the magic world of childhood, only one animal reigns supreme… the unicorn!  Every kid I’ve ever encountered either wants one or wants to be one.  Don’t deny it, even you used to tape rolled up paper to your forehead and frolic around the living room spreading imaginary rainbows!  So what could be more magical than today’s whimsically designed unicorn birthday party?!  Complete with a dreamy dessert table, amazing table decor, and a sweet color palette, it’s the perfect mix of adorable and majestic.     Photographer:  Heather Lynn Photographie & TraLa Studios// Event Designer: Mariah Rainier Style // Bakery: Turquoise & …

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Romance & Darkness

When you have a beautiful location, the sky is the limit when it comes to decor.  Take today’s gorgeously styled shoot in Ontario.  With a fairytale theme, the vendors went to town with whimsical decor and magical details.  Photographer Anne Edgar breaks down all the thoughtful details: Our goal was to inspire brides to think outside the box.  The gorgeous mix of purples and added splashes of pink, peach, green, teal, grey, and gold created a romantic charm and mystery to all the natural elements surrounding this shoot.     Little Details created a whimsical invitation suite of shimmery gold …

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A Gentleman’s Guide to the Super Bowl

When you think of Super Bowl parties, hot wings and dip probably come to mind.  Well, today we’re here to change that perception.  With the help of our friends at Bella Bridal & Heirlooms, we’re doing a serious makeover on the casual Super Bowl party.  This also demonstrates an amazing way to repurpose grooms’ gifts.Our theme was modeled after a vintage bottle of whiskey: rugged, flavorful, and sophisticated.  Featuring such jewels as a treasure chest filled with Cuban cigars, braised lamb shank, and a cask filled with whiskey, no manly detail was left unturned.  And if you want to opt …

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The Urban Peacock

Wedding vendors get to create the weddings of betrothed dreams.  However, these dreams are usually other peoples’ – brides’, grooms’, in-laws’.  So it’s always fun to see what vendors come up with when there’s no vision to fulfill other than their own.  Take today’s stylized shoot, for example.  Letting off some creative steam, Julie Crawford of Jewels Photography explains the process: Every girl has their dream wedding planned, or at least most have an idea of the style they want – this is mine.  Jewels Photography has recently expanded to join Nashville.  I love all this city has to offer …

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Wait for Love

When you come from a military family, personal plans are often put on hold.  Newlyweds Kerri and Daniel, know this all too well and are an amazing example of the sacrifices servicemen make for their country.  Photographer Andie Freeman explains: Kerri and Daniel are by far one of the sweetest couples that I have ever met.  Their love for each other is palpable when you are around them.  What many of the guests didn’t know was that Kerri, a pharmacist, and Daniel, a marine reservist, were actually already married.  They wanted Daniel’s brother to be his best man, but he …